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Archive: June, 2020

June 30, 2020

DLA Aviation employees support each other during COVID-19 pandemic

Executing the mission while taking care of each other and remaining resilient during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are top priorities for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation employees in Cherry Point, North Carolina, who are actively supporting the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East.

June 29, 2020

How to stay safe when using consumer fireworks

Summertime is when many of us engage in what some might consider the most joyous of activities: spending time with friends and family, eating, drinking and watching fireworks light up the sky. Despite professional firework displays being fun and exciting, many people feel the real fun takes place when this excitement is recreated in our own homes through the purchasing of store-bought fireworks made for personal use. Sadly enough, sometimes the results are disastrous.

June 24, 2020

Chesterfield veteran celebrates a century of memories

Adelbert “Del” Baker was born June 20, 1920, a couple of years after the end of World War I and the beginning of an era known as Roaring '20s. He is also part of what was coined The Greatest Generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and who served in the military during World War II.

June 22, 2020

Team Hill Frontlines: James Silverstrim

James Silverstrim works in Ogden Defense Logistics Agency as an inventory management specialist. He is from Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, and his hobbies include golfing, shooting, and reading.

June 18, 2020

Process improvements speed parts delivery

Metrics don’t always tell the whole story and successful organizations welcome customer feedback and areas to improve. Back in January, the 573rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron leadership at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex reached out to the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins’ Storage and Distribution team about issue and delivery delays for raw materials not being delivered to their mechanics quickly enough.

June 17, 2020

All hail Ceaser! DLA Aviation Jacksonville gets new leader

Navy Cmdr. Curtis Ceaser took over as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Jacksonville, Florida during a virtual change of command ceremony on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, June 15. DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford officiated the ceremony virtually from Washington, D.C., where he is currently on a special assignment as the deputy director of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

June 16, 2020

Team Hill Frontlines: Jennifer Child

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — Jennifer Child works for the Defense Logistics Agency as a material handler in the Storage and Distribution Division, where she supports the F-16 and A-10 weapon systems, as well as the C-130 cargo plane.

June 10, 2020

Training the next generation of warfighter supporters goes virtual during pandemic

When Defense Logistics Agency Pathways to Career Excellence Class 39 kicked off March 16, 20-year Army veteran Daryl Johnson was among the 30 members embarking on the two-year journey. The DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program trains entry-level employees for advancement in supply, technical quality, procurement and finance fields through on-the-job work assignments, cross-training, rotational assignments and formal instruction. Johnson and his classmates were still in-processing into DLA when the agency launched a maximum telework policy March 23 due to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020

DLA Aviation adjusts to COVID-19 changes, ensures military readiness

The Defense Department’s aviation supply chain manager prepared to support coronavirus relief efforts as news of the virus became known early this year.

June 4, 2020

Commander bids farewell to Aviation-Cherry Point team during ceremony

Navy Cmdr. Keith Klemm bid farewell to his Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Cherry Point team during his retirement ceremony May 28. Klemm will officially end his 20-year Navy career Oct. 1.

June 3, 2020

DLA Aviation-Cherry Point welcomes new commander

In a virtual ceremony held May 28, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford welcomed Navy Cmdr. Isaac May as the new DLA Aviation–Cherry Point commander. May assumed command from Navy Cmdr. Keith Klemm.

June 2, 2020

Supply chain analysis tool helps teams solve problems before they arise

Imagine being able to see into the future and solve problems before they reach critical mass. Sounds unlikely, right? Not for Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Business Process Support Directorate’s Industrial Analysis Support Branch Chief Adam Hardee and his team, who use inventory tracking software in combination with a new predictive metric to ensure supply chain disruptions are resolved before they affect fleet repair operations.